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Thom Randall

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Queensbury super-at-large is leaving his Warren County post. Is a statewide campaign brewing?

Political observers are speculating that Westcott might be trimming his responsibilities so he can conduct advance work on a campaign to elect U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson to the governor's office in 2018.

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Krystal Chrysler granted top customer service award

The staff of a local automotive dealership is bestowed an elite award for their outstanding attention to customers' needs.

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Jack Wax Party’s hometown spirit draws many from afar

An age-old tradition in rural Thurman is enjoyed by many people from near and far — for its socializing, hearty food, and for how it raises money for a vital charity.

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Warriors now in NYS Final Four after comeback victory

The Lake George Boys Basketball team is again in a statewide spotlight as they fought a comeback victory March 14 to win a regional trophy, and they are headed this weekend to the Glens Falls Civic Center in a quest for the NYS Class C championship.

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Bolton citizens asked to offer ideas on local school’s future

The direction that Bolton Central takes in the future — whether it's 'tuitioning in' students, boosting academics or consolidation with nearby districts — will be influenced by the viewpoints of local citizens.

Bands & Beans fest to rock the house Sunday

What's been called the "mother of all parties" in the southern Adirondacks is set to be held at Roaring Brook Ranch near Lake George Village.

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Bolton, Warrensburg schools poised to merge all fall sports

In the wake of considerable success with merged soccer programs, Bolton and Warrensburg schools are poised to pursue joint football, field hockey, volleyball and cross-country teams — four sports not now offered at Bolton Central.

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Renowned Jack Wax party set for Saturday March 14

The beloved local tradition of the Thurman Jack Wax Party provides mountain music, hearty food and friendly conversation — as well as raising money for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

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Thurman ‘Maple Days’ to begin this weekend

Over the next three weekends, area visitors and residents can experience how maple syrup is made if they participate in one of northern Warren County's signature events — Thurman Maple Days. There's also a lot more on tap, including craft sales, visits to a goat farm that produces nationally renowned cheeses, and demonstrations at a rural sawmill.

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Community forum on WCS budget scheduled

Warrensburg's public school leaders are asking local citizens to provide their opinions on the future direction of the school system, its budget and its curriculum and programs.

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Remington’s annual Spinal Cord Benefit passes milestone

Scott Remington looks to the future as he thanks area individuals and businesses for their generosity in supporting the annual Scott Remington Family & Friends Spinal Cord Benefit party, for which tickets are now on sale.

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New Warrensburg Health Center opens — town leaders praise its features, design

The new $9.5 million Warrensburg Health Center, with expanded services and specialty care in its spacious, accommodating new facilities, is now open to the public. The most ambitious construction project undertaken to date by Hudson Headwaters Health Network, the building is now a primary landmark in downtown Warrensburg.

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Youth wrestling program expands scope; recruits sought

With a veteran West Point wrestler joining the Warrensburg Youth Wrestling Club coaching staff, the successful, award-winning program is now open to residents of nearby communities.

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Railway to haul ‘low level’ radioactive demolition debris

In bolstering its freight business, the Saratoga-North Creek Railway, primarily a passenger train service, plans to haul radioactive demolition waste from the Corinth station south.

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Cougars stymie Loudonville’s sharp-shooting for Section II win

With a Section II quarterfinal victory, North Warren Varsity Boys Basketball Team lives up to a school tradition of outstanding post-season play.

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Marijuana-growing facility proposal endorsed by Chester board

Chestertown could experience a substantial economic boost if it hosted a medical marijuana growing and processing facility, according to community leaders and principals of Etain, LLC who are proposing to situate a such an operation about a mile south of the hamlet.

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Marijuana-growing business proposal to be heard by Chester board Monday March 2

Details of a proposed medical marijuana growing and processing operation just south of Chestertown are to be heard by the town board at a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday March 2.

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Daily bus service from Warrensburg to Glens Falls & Qby. envisioned

Public transportation from Warrensburg to Glens Falls — nonexistent since the bygone era of trolley service and stagecoaches — may soon become a reality. A public meeting on a proposed daily bus service is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday March 11 at the Warrensburg town hall.

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Controversial Westmount sale may go to public vote

The public may get the opportunity to vote on whether the controversial sale of the county-owned Westmount nursing home should proceed without a formal bid process or auction.

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Burghers make history as they beat Heatly in tourney win

Shea Irish sets yet another school record for season point tally as the Burghers win the school's first boys basketball Sectional game since the late 1990s.

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Prospects bright for Lake George Winter Carnival’s last weekend of 2015

The premier winter carnival in upstate New York returns for another weekend filled with drag races on ice plus activities for people of all ages.

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Snowmobiler attempts stunt atop water, sinks into Lake George

Wary insurers have prompted stunts like driving snowmobiles atop water and polar swimming to be eliminated from the Lake George Winter Carnival — but event officials are trying to get the two features to be reinstated by next year. Meanwhile, a snowmobiler attempts to careen on the surface of Lake George Saturday but ends up with a submerged sled.

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Public asked to volunteer for disease outbreak drill

A first-ever epidemic preparedness drill is to be conducted soon by Warren County Public Health Department, and area residents are being asked to participate.

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Warrensburg now accepts digital & plastic payments, issues online licenses

The town of Warrensburg leads the way in converting to online and credit-card payments of taxes, licenses and fees.

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WarEagles dominate Section II wrestling tourney

A wrestling program jointly conducted by Lake George and Hadley-Luzerne Central Schools surpasses other schools in the region as their athletes win a string of Sectional championships and the team sends four wrestlers to the state tournament.

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WCS wrestling program wins top regional award

Wrestlers at Warrensburg Central School are taught from an early age about honorable competition, appropriate demeanor, and respect for officials and opponents — and this approach earned the WCS wrestling program a coveted regional sportsmanship award.

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Warrensburg's Meat Store of the North - evolving, expanding

The legendary family-owned Jacobs & Toney market — a landmark in Warrensburg — will not change its basic nature under the ownership of a new generation, but it is adding contemporary conveniences and new services.

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Meat store and its proprietor — influential in lives, community

Jack Toney, for 50 years proprietor of Meat Store of the North in Warrensburg, has worked long hours at the market serving up custom cuts of meat as well as witty barbs, advice, and friendly greetings. The store has provided jobs for 100 or more local residents, and has launched the careers of many successful individuals.

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Jacobs & Toney’s market - a local mainstay for 100 years

Now celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Jacobs and Toney market in Warrensburg has not only survived a century, but it's flourished — providing fresh foods, quality meats and produce, as well as being a gathering place for people to socialize.

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Vast cookbook collection featured at Chester Library book sale

The Town of Chester Library's winter book sale annually draws hundreds of book collectors and avid readers from a wide area, spanning northeastern U.S. and Canada. This year, the sale features a remarkable collection of more than 600 cookbooks left to the library by the late Roberta Appleby, an area resident.

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Lane Oehler of WCS wins Sectional wrestling championship, surpasses 100 wins

Six WCS wrestlers compete in Section II tourney

A large crowd of Warrensburg sports fans turned out for the Section II tournament Sunday Feb. 15 to watch their school's wrestling team garner one of two prestigious regional sportsmanship awards. The fans got quite a bonus - watching Lane Oehler win a Section II championship at 145 pounds, and Greg Shambo take third place at 132 pounds.

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Both Lake George’s basketball teams win league crowns

All three of Lake George's winter sports programs just earned championships — and they are looking forward to respectively advance in regional and state tournaments.

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Warrensburg's chief names objectives for 2015

Extending the municipal sewer system, developing more solar power and restoring the historic Floyd Bennett Bandstand are objectives for Warrensburg's government in 2015, as expressed by town supervisor Kevin Geraghty.

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Panel: Innovation, technology crucial for business and education

Leaders in business, industry and education in the Glens Falls-southern Adirondacks region offer their thoughts on the state of the economy and what it takes to be successful.

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WarEagles dominate in Class C Section II wrestling tourney

A high school wrestling program only a few years old prevails over all competitors in the regional Class C Section II tournament.

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Lane Oehler of WCS achieves 100 wrestling wins

Burgher wrestlers competing in Section II tourney

As a talented local athlete reaches a rare career mark, he and a half-dozen of his teammates are headed for a regional wrestling tournament.

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Bridge construction to be tackled soon in Thurman

Project planned to save local taxpayers $311,000

Things are looking up in Thurman: Bridges are to be replaced, and the town will be getting a revenue boost.

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Floyd Bennett Bandstand reconstruction closer to reality

The Warrensburg town board awards a contract to reconstruct the town's iconic Floyd Bennett Bandstand, among other actions at its recent monthly meeting.

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Warren Co. to explore extending rail service to Rensselaer

Northern Warren County may be hosting more tourists from New York City and elsewhere downstate if a proposed extension of the county railway to Rensselaer is determined to be feasible — and accomplished as envisioned.

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Lt. Gov. Hochul visits Glens Falls to unveil Cuomo’s new initiatives

Area community leaders hear about the proposals in Gov. Cuomo's Opportunity Agenda from Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in her recent visit to Glens Falls — and Hochul along with many of Cuomo's initiatives receive a warm welcome.

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Area legislators call for Sheldon Silver to step down

Area state legislators Dan Stec and Betty Little, reacting to the corruption charges filed against state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, say its time for Silver to give up his post so the state can get back to business at hand.

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Business leaders to weigh area economy's prospects

Regional economic trends will be examined and foretold at a Jan. 30 breakfast sponsored by EDC Warren County.

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Author-Playwright Jessica Kane to instruct memoir-writing seminar

A writer known for her evocative, offbeat works — and her highly individual, witty depictions of humanity — is conducting a series of workshops beginning Jan. 24 in Glens Falls.

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Delila Walter, a key figure in Thurman’s history, reminisces as she nears 100

A strong-willed, enterprising woman raised in primitive rural conditions — who changed the course of her mountainous hometown — recalls aspects of her life in vivid detail as she nears her 100th birthday.

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Funiciello testifies in state Assembly on health care reform

Matt Funiciello, the Green Party candidate for New York's 21st Congressional District of — who shook up politics in the Capital Region and lower Adirondacks by winning a historically large portion of the vote — testified before the NY Assembly days after he was helping boost membership in his state's party and setting the course for the organization in Warren County.

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Gov. Cuomo proposes $1.66 billion property tax break

Identifying high taxation as a longstanding problem in the state, Cuomo proposes a program that should return an average sum of $781 to 543,300 upstate homeowners and renters through an income tax credit.

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Regional broadband, sewer projects could be competing for $500 million grant

Cuomo's proposal of a competition of upstate economic development councils vying for three $500 million grants sparks ideas about what regional projects would be eligible.

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WCS junior Erin Langworthy reaches 1,000-point milestone

State-ranked basketball standout sets school record for game points

Erin Langworthy, one of the best basketball players from Warrensburg in a generation or two, reaches her 1,000 point career mark — as a junior — a few days after she sets a school record for game points.

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Lake George HoJo’s reopens to warm welcome

One of the last of the 50s-era famed Howard Johnson's roadhouses reopens in Lake George; proprietor promises friendly atmosphere, good food and low prices.

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Candidates declare for Lake George village posts

Details emerge on the upcoming Lake George Village election as the village board considers restrictions on tobacco sales, appoints committee members, announces retirements, and reviews a proposed liberalization of rules for accepting bids on contracts.

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